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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #20
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Lake District
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Add Guest Account in Windows 10


    Still no joy with this. I created a local account, but could not sign in – I was logged out immediately just as previously. Output of the net command is:

    PS C:\Users\Mike> net user visitor2
    User name visitor2
    Full Name
    Comment
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active Yes
    Account expires Never

    Password last set 5/10/17 6:58:21 PM
    Password expires Never
    Password changeable 5/10/17 6:58:21 PM
    Password required No
    User may change password Yes

    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon 5/10/17 6:59:01 PM

    Logon hours allowed All

    Local Group Memberships *HomeUsers *Users
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.

    I also created another local account, and then altered it by picking up at step 3 in option 1, even though I couldn’t sign in to it. The result was the same.

    Any further thoughts? It seems rather odd that W10 Home allows me to create a local account but then won’t allow me to sign in to it.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #21
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Mike,

    You should be able to at least add a new local account and be able to sign in to it.

    If you like, you could try doing a repair install to see if you may be able to afterwards.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  3.    1 Week Ago #22
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Lake District
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not interested in the hassle. I'll just accept that this is a limitation of W10 Home.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #23
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    You should normally be able to create a Guest account in all editions of Windows 10.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #24
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Lake District
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Agreed. W10 Home did allow me to create the account, but it wouldn't allow me to log on to it.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #25
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,146
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinGrange View Post
    Agreed. W10 Home did allow me to create the account, but it wouldn't allow me to log on to it.
    I use a third option to create guest accounts in W10 Home, and this may hold the clue to being able to log in sucessfully. While lusrmgr.msc isn't available in Home, another utility that can manipulate group membership is - netplwiz.exe

    Create a new standard user, then run netplwiz. In order to be able to select another user and change its properties you have to first tick 'Users must enter a password to use this computer'. Then you can select an account, click the Properties button, and on the Group Membership tab select Guests in 'Other'.

    I've just tested this procedure. With 'users must enter a password...' still selected a newly-created guest account goes through the normal 'Preparing Windows...' screen before arriving at the Desktop. Once the guest account's profile has been successfully created you can turn off 'users must enter a password...' and still be able to log in to the guest account.

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  7.    1 Week Ago #26
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Lake District
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Add Guest Account in Windows 10


    I used netplwiz as suggested by Bree, and created a new visitor account with password in the Guests group. Then I attempted to log in to it, and entered the password. It was accepted, but then I was immediately logged out just as previously. I used netplwiz again to remove the password, but it made no difference. I am back to square one.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #27
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Mike,

    You might consider doing a repair install when you have time to see if it may fix this for you.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  9.    1 Week Ago #28
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,146
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinGrange View Post
    I used netplwiz as suggested by Bree ... it made no difference. I am back to square one.
    Does sound like it's something particular to your system. I'd try Brink's 'repair install' suggestion.
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  10.    6 Days Ago #29
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Lake District
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    As suggested, I have eventually found the time to do a repair install of Windows 10 Home, and now I can create a visitor/Guest account -and log in to it at last. So there was something odd in my system.
    Many thanks to Shawn and Bree for your help.
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